Tuesday, August 2, 2011


My trip to Cambodia has come to an end and I don't really know how to put into words the way I feel. The people the experiences all are in my heart and mind... but how do I say it?? I can't answer that but I know that God brought me here for a reason. He had (and has) big things in store for me. And the awesome thing is that I can know He has awesome things in store for the people that I've met and built relationships with here.

"When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want?...
Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you as
k to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn't they matter most now?" -Max Lucado

To the students I taught at AHIS I know that each one of them is special and though some of them may not be Christians they are at a Christian school with amazing teachers. They are learning about the bible and singing songs about Him. I can only pray that some day I will see them in Heaven.
To my Teaching Assistants.. I could not have done it this summer without them. Having no clue what exactly to expect they rolled with the punches! I thought I would have about 12 kids at the beginning and ended up with 19. My two TA's were so great. Both of them are moms and I pray that they will continue following God and living for Him. I know that they are great teachers and have amazing abilities with kids. I love them very much and will miss them dearly!

To the kids at the Afternoon Outreach I know that they did not understand a lot of what I said but I loved on them. They are coming to this outreach week after week hearing about the love of a Savior and Father. I hope and pray that the words they hear sink in and that their lives are changed for Him!

To the beautiful children at Haley's House... I was so humbled by their love for God and people. I will never forget them. God has put aside a little piece of my heart for them. I pray that they continue to follow God and be bold! Cambodia needs them! These kids will be LIFE CHANGERS!
I pray that they continue to grow in Him!

To my team... (Katelyn, Justin, Maddie, Mandy, Janelle, Jen and Beki) I wouldn't have made it without each and every one of you. Each of you has impacted me in ways you will never know! I know that good-byes will be hard but they are not good byes just "See you later's" I know that our lives will go different ways once we get to the states but God will keep us connected! I pray that you all will continue to let Him work in you and through you. Remember everything God taught you here and apply it to every situation you are put in. I will be praying for each of you!

I could go on and name countless others who impacted my life on this trip, but you know who you are, and God knows. So I pray that God continues to work through you in this beautiful country I have fallen in love with. Keep seeking God for His direction and will for the people of Cambodia. I hope to come back some day but if I never get to do that I know I will see you all in Heaven! What a great day that will be!

"Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God." - Bob Pierce

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